Cameo of a Gentleman

Plaster | 5.1 x 3.5cm | c. 1850

Erastus Dow Palmer

During the early years of his career, Palmer is estimated to have produced over a hundred miniature cameos. These small low-relief portraits were cut in shell and were often duplicated in plaster by means of a wax mold. Twelve plaster casts (1983.519...
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